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2017 SEC Basketball Tournament bracket released

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Press Release from the Southeastern Conference

The Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament returns to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in 2017. It will be the seventh time that the arena has served as the host of the SEC Tournament, having also hosted in 2001, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Also the home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators, Bridgestone Arena has the distinction of being one of
the busiest venues in the Unites States over the past decade and a half, hosting more than 18 million guests during that time. Seat- ing capacity is approximately 19,395 for basketball games.

The winner of the 13-game tournament receives the SEC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The tournament seeds are determined by the 18-game conference schedule during the regular season. Teams are seeded 1-14 based on their regular season conference finish. 

FIRST ROUND - March 8 (Wednesday)

6:00pm CT: Game 1 - #12 Mississippi State vs. #13 LSU (SEC Network)

25 min after G1: Game 2 - #11 Auburn vs. #14 Missouri (SEC Network)

SECOND ROUND - March 9 (Thursday)

12:00pm CT: Game 3 - #8 Georgia vs. #9 Tennessee (SEC Network)

25 min after G3: Game 4 - Game 1 Winner vs. #5 Alabama (SEC Network)

6:00pm CT: Game 5 - #7 Vanderbilt vs. #10 Texas A&M (SEC Network)

25 min after G5: Game 6 - Game 2 Winner vs. #6 Ole Miss (SEC Network)

QUARTERFINALS - March 10 (Friday)

12:00pm CT: Game 7 - Game 3 Winner vs. #1 Kentucky (SEC Network)

25 min after G7: Game 8 - Game 4 Winner vs. #4 S. Carolina (SEC Network)

6:00pm CT: Game 9 - Game 5 Winner vs. #2 Florida (SEC Network)

25 min after G9: Game 10 - Game 6 Winner vs. #3 Arkansas (SEC Network)

SEMIFINALS - March 11 (Saturday)

12:00pm CT: Game 11 - Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner (ESPN) 

25 min after G11: Game 12 - Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner (ESPN)

FINALS - March 12 (Sunday)

12:00pm CT: Game 13 - Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner (ESPN)

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